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Greenways In Strategies Of Mitigation And Adaption To Climate Change: Case Study Of State Of Maryland, Usa, David Myers 2010 University of Maryland, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Greenways In Strategies Of Mitigation And Adaption To Climate Change: Case Study Of State Of Maryland, Usa, David Myers

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

This paper, using the State of Maryland, USA as a case study, draws connections between greenway contributions to the Greenprint Program in MD and the rapidly expanding work on the use of green infrastructure to address climate change. It focuses on recent initiatives that could support the role of greenways in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Maryland established the Climate Change Commission in April 2007 by executive order to develop a plan for reducing the state’s vulnerability to sea level rise and other impacts of climate change. The Maryland Climate Change Commission's Climate Action Plan documented fortytwo mitigation strategies …


Strengthening Urban Green: Planning And Design Considerations For Ecological Networks Using Green Infrastructure For Target Species Biodiversity Improvement, Christopher Mantle 2010 University of Massachusetts Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Strengthening Urban Green: Planning And Design Considerations For Ecological Networks Using Green Infrastructure For Target Species Biodiversity Improvement, Christopher Mantle

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Increasing recognition of the world’s expanding population and current global ruralto- urban migration necessitates a better understanding and integration of urban ecological processes into the framework for urban design (Sandström, 2006). Urban areas have seen a significant increase in recent decades in the number of inhabitants with the current rural-to-urban migration pushing the percentage of people living in urban areas over 50% worldwide for the first time in history (United Nations, 2001). Urban development has been found to disrupt ecological processes resulting in fragmentation of wildlife habitats and reduced connectivity - ultimately reducing urban biodiversity (McKinney, 2002). Incorporating ecological processes …


Model For The Optimal Localisation Of Linear Landscape Elements Based On Functional Assessment, Burghard C. Meyer, Ralf Grabaum, Torsten Wolf 2010 University of Dortmund, Faculty of Spatial Planning, Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning

Model For The Optimal Localisation Of Linear Landscape Elements Based On Functional Assessment, Burghard C. Meyer, Ralf Grabaum, Torsten Wolf

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the last decades a multitude of assessment methods for landscape functions have been developed (Marks et al. 1989, Bastian and Schreiber 1994). The methods include detailed knowledge from the fields of different sciences and result in maps of landscape risk surfaces. GIS-based models are used to analyse and to asses the landscape functions. New ways are explored by the combination of mathematical methods and spatial data. The assessment of landscape functions is a suitable approach in land uses decision making, especially if a number of different and opposing function assessments are available for the same region. For opposing aims, …


Greenfield Investments In Budapest’S Environs, József László Molnár 2010 CUB, Department for Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Greenfield Investments In Budapest’S Environs, József László Molnár

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Budapest’s shopping centres, built as a result of greenfield investments, are like the city itself: the city by night is impressive, but its daytime appearance less so. Many of our new city centres are formed basically by the retail centers. This is detrimental to the very foundation of a multicentral settlement. Although the opportunities for development of these big-box retail centers would be endless, the end result is negative. The open spaces provide the potential of practical, recreational usages. Shady pergolas covered by plants, benches, fountains, anything else could be easily placed along the facades, creating a more graceful transition …


Relation Of Tourism And Competitiveness From The Point Of View Of Landscape Planning In The Börzsöny And The Hanság, Zsuzsanna Mikhazi, Filepné Krisztina Kovács 2010 Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Relation Of Tourism And Competitiveness From The Point Of View Of Landscape Planning In The Börzsöny And The Hanság, Zsuzsanna Mikhazi, Filepné Krisztina Kovács

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The nowadays so fashionable concept of competitiveness can be considered in the case of rural areas and landscapes as the ability of the stakeholders of the area for utilizing their landscape resources for enhancing life quality ensuring the requirements of sustainability. On the other hand nowadays tourism is the most characteristic landscape forming factor, the beautiful landscape is the most important tourist attraction. We are looking for the regional contexts of the tourism and the competitiveness in this study.


Integrating Digital Data Into Greenway Planning With Augmented Reality, Mark S. Lindhult FASLA 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Integrating Digital Data Into Greenway Planning With Augmented Reality, Mark S. Lindhult Fasla

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Digital technologies, such as geographic information systems, are an integral part of the greenway planning process. A wealth of new technologies is evolving that provide improved data for planning and methods for evaluating the temporal and spatial qualities of a place. Augmented reality is a technology that can improve and enrich the user’s greenway experience. Augmented reality (AR) systems merge computer-generated graphics with a view of the physical world by aligning or registering computer graphics with a place. (Azuma, 1997) AR systems do not create a simulation of the physical world; rather augmented reality takes a real object or space …


More Than A Trail: Greenways And Heritage Tourism, Elisabeth Lardner, Jim Klein 2010 Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, P.C.

More Than A Trail: Greenways And Heritage Tourism, Elisabeth Lardner, Jim Klein

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Three recent projects demonstrate how communities have built supportive coalitions and expanded the value of their physical resources by layering and connecting linear corridors - greenways, roads, creek valleys and trails-- with heritage tourism and recreational, historic and interpretive opportunities. In this era of limited public resources, each project demonstrates a distinct and differing approach to leveraging a place’s assets with physical realities that, in combination, build a stronger community.

These projects are located in very different geographic regions in the eastern United States, from the rural, historic landscape of the Piedmont to the urban waterfront of southeastern Washington, D.C. …


Reviving Of Natural Networks In Hungary, Krisztina Filepné Kovács, Adrienn Egyed 2010 Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

Reviving Of Natural Networks In Hungary, Krisztina Filepné Kovács, Adrienn Egyed

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In the lecture we explore the habitat restoration works in Hungary in general and we are focusing on the area of Hanság where the latest rehabilitation works enhanced the ecologic value of the area reviving the former richness of marshlands. With the reviving of the former landscape values we are making recommendations for the elaboration of Greenway Natural Jewels of Hanság.


Opportunities For The Development Of Greenways In Hungary, Based On The Example Of The Budavidék Greenway, Judit Bárcziné Kapovits, Ágnes Sallay, Attila Csemez 2010 Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development, Budapest

Opportunities For The Development Of Greenways In Hungary, Based On The Example Of The Budavidék Greenway, Judit Bárcziné Kapovits, Ágnes Sallay, Attila Csemez

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

In spring 2007 the BudaVidék (‘Buda region’) Greenway programme was launched by the BudaVidék Greenway Alliance, which is a civil alliance formed through the coming together of associations involved in landscape, environmental protection and community development activities in the Zsámbék Basin. The main goal of the Alliance's work is the designation of a network of routes – also suitable for cyclists – linking the twelve settlements in the Zsámbék Basin. This civil collaboration has set itself the target of organising joint greenway tours, supporting educational initiatives in environmental matters related to the greenway, and encouraging locally produced goods and local …


Green Infrastructure As A Means To Deliver A Multi-Scale Approach For Urban Sustainability, Adnan Kaplan 2010 Ege (Aegean) University, Department of Landscape Architecture

Green Infrastructure As A Means To Deliver A Multi-Scale Approach For Urban Sustainability, Adnan Kaplan

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

A series of economic, ecological, population and institutional constraints have recently produced new challenges and pressures on urban growth and to the management of cities’ critical infrastructures (Hodson and Marvin, 2010). Green infrastructure thereby provides a framework that can be used to guide future growth, land development and conservation decisions to accommodate population growth and protect and preserve community assets and natural resources (Benedict and McMahon, 2006). Key ideas from landscape ecology that are relevant to green urban infrastructure for sustainable cities include: a multi-scale approach with an explicit recognition of pattern-process relationships and an emphasis on physical and functional …


The Concept Of The Territorial System Of Ecological Stability (Tses) In The Planning Practice In Slovakia, Zita Izakovičová, László Miklós 2010 Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences

The Concept Of The Territorial System Of Ecological Stability (Tses) In The Planning Practice In Slovakia, Zita Izakovičová, László Miklós

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The creation of ecological networks represents basic strategy of the nature and landscape protection. This principle is declared in many international documents, as are: AGENDA 21, Convention on biological diversity from Rio Summit °92, Pan-European strategy about biological and landscape biodiversity, EECONET in European programme IUCN, Landscape Convention etc. The maintenance of valuable natural ecosystems is basic principle of NATURA 2000, too. From these international concepts and programme outcomes national programme of ecological networks. Development of documents for ecological networks has been intensive for the last decade. This development can be seen as a response to fragmentation of land and …


Angelgreen: Green Network Development Strategy Of The 13th District Of Budapest., Péter Gábor 2010 Budapest Corvinus Universtiy Department of Urban Planning Green Tree Studio

Angelgreen: Green Network Development Strategy Of The 13th District Of Budapest., Péter Gábor

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The planning of greenways and green networks is relevant not only on regional scale and in rural and suburban areas but also in the scale of settlements or even districts within the cities. The AngelGREEN is the green network development strategy of the 13th district (also called as Angel-land) of Budapest. The strategy has been elaborated in order to help the district’s Environment Management Non-profit Ltd. in its objectives of developing and maintaining the green spaces owned by the District Council. The strategy serves as a framework to determine priorities in the company’s management responsibilities, and it is also expected …


From The Peasant Bocage To The New “Green Territories”: Political And Cultural Construction Combining The Environment, The Landscape And The Heritage, Pauline Frileux, Monique Toublanc 2010 School of Landscape architecture of Versailles,Department of ecology and ethnoecology,

From The Peasant Bocage To The New “Green Territories”: Political And Cultural Construction Combining The Environment, The Landscape And The Heritage, Pauline Frileux, Monique Toublanc

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Within the framework of research on green networks2, we have studied the evolution of the forms and functions of the bocage systems in two peri-urban areas, close to two major French cities, Angers and Rennes. Our work has focused more specifically on pollarded trees – known as “ragosses” in the Rennais region and “têtards” in the Anjou region – which are one of the components of this system made up of plots of land within a network of ditches, embankments and hedgerows, themselves subdivided into several layers (tree - pollarded trees -, shrub and herbaceous). The Angevin site is a …


Blueprints For Green Communities: Climate Change Visioning And Participatory Landscape Planning For Resilient Low-Carbon Communities, David N. Flanders, Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Ellen Pond, Sarah Burch, Alison Shaw, Stewart Cohen 2010 University of British Columbia, Collaborative for Landscape Planning (CALP)

Blueprints For Green Communities: Climate Change Visioning And Participatory Landscape Planning For Resilient Low-Carbon Communities, David N. Flanders, Stephen R.J. Sheppard, Ellen Pond, Sarah Burch, Alison Shaw, Stewart Cohen

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Emerging 3D visualization tools and future visioning methods offer new ways to make climate change impacts and potential responses explicit, and accelerate holistic solutions. Previous research at UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) and elsewhere confirms that 4D visioning processes using landscape visualizations of recognizable places under alternative future conditions can improve community engagement and awareness on complex environmental and planning issues (Tress and Tress, 2002; Sheppard and Meitner, 2005; Schroth, 2007). This paper examines a visioning process (Sheppard, 2008) that applies visualization and other landscape planning methods to explore high and low-carbon futures of the affluent, sub-urban hillside …


Change And Continuity: The New Understanding Of The Historic Past Presented By The Example Of Mikes Estate, Zabola, Albert Fekete 2010 Corvinus University of Budapest, Dept. of Garden and Open Space Design

Change And Continuity: The New Understanding Of The Historic Past Presented By The Example Of Mikes Estate, Zabola, Albert Fekete

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

Park landscapes can be regarded as a means of cultural expression. The Mikes Estate from Zabola (Zabala-Romania) shows - through its creation, its history and through the present situation and management of the estate - how the cultural landscape embodied many of the ideals and needs of the local society. These ideals reflected new reverence for the environment, new approaches to the conservation of natural resources, and a new sense of the historic past. The studied site is located in the central region of Romania, in the eastern side of Transylvania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains.


Towards A Sustainable Community-Supported Green Space System For Budapest, Kristin Faurest 2010 Budapest Corvinus University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Department of Garden and Open Space Design

Towards A Sustainable Community-Supported Green Space System For Budapest, Kristin Faurest

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The idea of social justice as being intrinsic to landscape architecture can be traced back to Frederick Law Olmsted, who perceived urban parks as sites of egalitarian mingling of the classes, and fresh air and green space as a basic human right. Olmsted’s ideas were radical for his time; in the 21st century, in an increasingly urbanized world with a growing rich-poor gap, they are nothing short of urgent. The presence of accessible, safe, quality green space offers people the opportunity for active recreation, for enjoying clean air in an oasis far from city noise and traffic, and for outdoor …


Visibility Assessment Of The Perenye Windpark Near The Kőszegi Mountain In Hungary, Dóra Drexler, Ágnes Sallay, Sándor Jombach 2010 Technische Universität München, Department of Landscape Ecology

Visibility Assessment Of The Perenye Windpark Near The Kőszegi Mountain In Hungary, Dóra Drexler, Ágnes Sallay, Sándor Jombach

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The visibility assessment of the Perenye Windpark was commissioned in 2009 by the West Transdanubian Authority for Environmental Protection. The plans of the windpark contained 11 turbines situated in an arable area near the small village of Perenye, south of the scenic Kőszegi Mountain and the Írottkő Nature Park. The height of the planned turbines was 179 meters (160 meters tower plus 19 meters rotor height). Ten of them were planned to have 2 MW energy output and one, which was offered by the investors to the local government, 850 kW.

The main reason for the visibility assessment was the …


Frederick Law Olmsted’S Public Parks, Parkways And Their Influence On The Continent, Luca Csepely-Knorr 2010 Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Garden and Open Space Design

Frederick Law Olmsted’S Public Parks, Parkways And Their Influence On The Continent, Luca Csepely-Knorr

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The connections between European and American park design have been the subject of a considerable body of research (e.g. Bowe, 1995). However, relatively little has been written on the extent to which European public parks have exerted an influence on the development of American urban green spaces, and the reciprocal effect of these open spaces on European park design.

The main goal of this paper is to examine how Frederick Law Olmsted’s European travels influenced his planning concepts, what he considered as his precedents, and how he put these in practical uses. Adopting a continental point of view, the focus …


Is The French View Of Greenways Avant-Garde Or Déjà-Vu?, Laure Cormier, Monique Toublanc, Jacques Baudry 2010 PhD student UP Landscape, AGROCAMPUS OUEST, centre d’Angers, Institut national d’horticulture et de paysage, France

Is The French View Of Greenways Avant-Garde Or Déjà-Vu?, Laure Cormier, Monique Toublanc, Jacques Baudry

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

“Greenway” has become trendy in the French planners’ vocabulary. Indeed, this term has many meanings, related to both the environmental and social characteristics of a territory. It carries many positive cultural values. There are not one but several types of greenways in according to specific area (urban, peri-urban, and rural) with different objectives (recreation, nature conservation, human well being). Nowadays, the French term for greenways is “trame verte”. This expression is a planning concept dealing mostly with private land.

The objective of the paper is threefold. First, we shall look at the changes in the content of “greenways” in this …


Western Sydney Parklands: Creating Coherency From Diversity In A Greenway Corridor, Linda Corkery, Catherine Evans 2010 University of New South Wales, Landscape Architecture Program

Western Sydney Parklands: Creating Coherency From Diversity In A Greenway Corridor, Linda Corkery, Catherine Evans

Proceedings of the Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

The Western Sydney Parklands (WSP) is a significant greenway corridor of some 5280 ha, extending 27 km from north to south, located 35 km west of the Sydney CBD. It is a corridor replete with opportunities, but also presenting many challenges to its future development and ongoing management, in particular, balancing the public’s interest to gain access to the corridor for recreation with broader conservation concerns to enhance its ecological integrity. This paper charts the evolution of the WSP throughout its history, and explores how the WSP in combination with the M7 motorway has evolved since 1968, focusing on shifts …


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